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  1. I usually put pigments in powder directly in the plastisol before heating it; to be repetitive in your recipes you should weigh powder and compare it to the volume of used plastisol (ex. 1 g to 100 ml). Powder pigments can be mixed between themselves and with normal liquid PVC colorants, too. Here you are a French tutorial http://breizhbaits.com/WordPress3/tutoriel-fabriquer-ses-leurres-fluorescents-avec-les-pigments-true-color-pigment-fluo/ Powder pigments, as mass colorant, are really funny, but you can use them also as paint: 50% PVC glue (ex. for PVC pipes) + 50% MEK + powder pigment and you have to apply speedily it over the skin of soft bait. Bye Cami
  2. Hi Guys, would you call the attached color as merthiolate? FYI Baitmold calls it Crystal Magenta. Bye. Cami
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    A realistic soft bait with a lifelike movement. Bye. Cami
  4. Yes, ask to my German friends https://www.bleigussformen-shop.de/Formen-fuer-Federjig Unfortunately I can't say anything about shipping costs to USA. Bye. Cami
  5. Dear Guys, as I have already written in other post about this topic, I'm using the Dexas collapsible silicone measuring cup from several years with satisfaction even if its plastic handle is certified only for 120 °C (250 °F). I'm not a frequent pourer and I have already repaired that plastic handle, so I will continue to use it till I will see it really stiff. Now it is not more possible to find such silicone measuring cup on the market, but there is something better: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chefn-SleekStor-Collapsible-Measuring-Cherry/dp/B000RN71XY Its nylon handle resists till 200°C (340°F) and there are other similar solutions, you have only to search for them. Bye Cami
  6. https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/worms/mold-w197-7-inch-175-mm/ I got the 5" and it works great. If you want/can spend there is also the 6 cavities alluminium version. https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/worms/aluminum-mold-w197-6-cavity-7-inch-175-mm-separate/ Bye. Cami
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    closed cell polyurethane foam; silicone wires; pink crystal flash; gloss transparent plastidip coating; double hook 3/0; length 11 cm; weight 15,5 g. It is floating. Bye. Cami
  8. Just to make some stripes you could use Copic markers. Bye. Cami
  9. Yes, of course. For instance in Italy you can ask to raiteri@libero.it, in France there are https://breizhbaits.com/fr/ and https://www.pawispeche.com/index.cfm, in Germany you have https://www.bleigussformen-shop.de/Gummifische-giessen, in UK there is https://softplastics.co.uk/products_new.php, from Belgium https://www.brightbaits.com/index.php?route=common/home (really famous for his colorants and airbrushing colors) and finally https://www.lureparts.nl/nl/ in Nederlands, perhaps the first one in Europe who treated soft plastic ... and there are others more. Bye. Cami
  10. Hi Landry, great 9" paddle tails are yours. How did you paint and coated them, please? Bye Cami
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    Color palette

    Christmas experiments with Chinese powder pigments. It is a technique that the French Softbait Makers showed several years ago, but there are also video of Larry Dalhberg about it. I simply injected the Pro Shad Firetails mold with scrapped plastisol of old pourings, adding some black drops and I obtained the base for painting experiments with metallic pigments. I did the drawing up with nail art spongy brushes (but also soft brushes do the work). After that I fixed the powder with a chef torch, but … if you scratch it jumps away. The solution to coat my “cubist painting” 18 cm length has been ever supplied to me by Frenchs (Breizhbaits), with the mix 50% glue for PVC pipes + 50% MEK. Coating must be quickly drawn down with a soft brush, because MEK tends to quickly evaporate. I encapsulated also 3D eyes. Info about colors: metallic pigments stand out really well over a black surface... those fluo are a disaster (let see the tail. Merry Christmas. Cami
  12. Here you are the Baitmold version https://baitmold.com/plastic-bait-mold/twister-tails/mold-t118-48-inch-120-mm/ There is also the 4.5" Bye.
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    Hard Tail

    Dear OIR, if I will try with cyanoacrylate glue to fix the fiberglass tail to pin softbait, then I will take close to me a fire extinguisher . Please, when you say "iCraft Deco Foil on plastic and a Laminator", do you mean that you transfered this foil on hard plastic blanks, as crankbait for instance, or did you apply Hot Stamping Foil to the surface of soft baits, using a hot silicone sheet for instance? I usually transfer, over hard plastic blanks, Nail Art Foils spreading and warming by hair dryer the vynil glue over the foils themselves. I tried also the hot system showed in the video, but perhaps vynil glue works better. I have already enclosed same Nail Art Foils just under the skin of softbaits, placing them inside the internal side of mold. Unforunately it is not possible to remove the transparent plastic support, but to create details as lateral fins or stripes, they are good inserts. Bye. Cami
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    Hard Tail

    Intersting: so, if I use some drops of cyanoacrilate glue, then it reacts with fiberglass sheet and bonds itself to soft plastic, without using the torch and ruining the edge of tail ... I will give it a try. Thank you. Bye Cami
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